Moon Base, by E.C. Tubb, paperback science fiction novel
“The bases of the major powers are watching one another – and waiting…
But what bothers Britain’s Moon base personnel most of all is the visit of a Royal Commission sent to investigate expenditure. Travelling with the Commission, but under separate secret orders is Felix Larsen, whose investigations are of quite a different nature.
Why should one man fall a thousand feet and escape with minor bruises while another dies after falling eighteen inches? Why does a desperate man, bent on suicide, find it absolutely impossible to kill himself? What are the strange messages emanating from the Base – and where do they come from? And what is the fantastic thing that has been conceived in the research department?”